Copyist at the Metropolitan Museum

Copyist at the Metropolitan Museum

1908

John Sloan

(American, 1871-1951)

Etching

Platemark: 18.5 x 22.4 cm (7 5/16 x 8 13/16 in.); Sheet: 32.4 x 45 cm (12 3/4 x 17 11/16 in.)

Gift of Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. 1947.382

Catalogue raisonné: Morse 148.VIII

State: VIII/VIII

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Description

John Sloan took pleasure in satirizing his own profession and particularly the aura that surrounded some art objects, artists, and collectors. This image may express amusement at the common phenomenon of spectators taking interest in a painting only when it is admired by others. Sloan included a self-portrait and a portrait of his wife, Dolly, in the foreground.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Etching
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Etching

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